Deacons Meeting Update

At our recent meeting the Deacons reviewed the plan to have a greeter
at the side entrance before our Sunday services. Susie Smith has been
there for the past several weeks and expressed the importance for
someone to welcome all who come to church. We like to know that
everyone is recognized there just as we like to greet people in our
area at the beginning of the service. Pastor Mark and the Deacons
encourage all to extend a greeting to all, even those long time
friends,  Beginning the service with a recognition of our community
enriches worship. We look to the congregation to help with this.

A discussion regarding the number of deacons needed to carry out the
work of the team led to the decision to have eight at one time.
Presently, there are nine.

Margaret McComish gave a short “lecture” on the paraments, the two
fabric bands under the Bible. She reviewed for us the meaning of the
various colors for the liturgical seasons. We will be changing them as
needed with the colors we have on hand.

This month we began to set aside a time for meditation led by Mark. It
is our wish to make this a permanent part of our meetings;  we
recognize that a quiet, introspective time gives us a time for
reflection. This month three Deacons read the same thought from
Richard Rohr’s book, “The Naked Now”.  Mark led us into a 10 minute
meditations – a great addition to our meeting.

— Dick Steege

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